Texas Agriculture October 21, 2016 : Page 17

A ‘ Cruz’ through Texas agriculture Senator Ted Cruz worked his way through the Lone Star State this week, growing his Texas agricultural perspective. Texas Farm Bureau Secretary-Treasurer (District 1) and Panhan-dle corn farmer Robert Gordon host-ed the senator, welcoming him to his farm, fields and family. “Senator Cruz came to learn about what we do and better understand the daily operations. My son Kent, wife Patty and I were able to talk about agriculture from ag policy to planting and harvest,” Gordon said. He stopped by during corn har-vest and took the opportunity to ride alongside Kent in the combine, get-ting a firsthand look at agricultural technology at work in real time. “One thing we wanted to high-light were the advances in agricul-tural technology and how it helps us do more with less,” he said. Finances, risk and ag mergers were also part of the conversation. “We had the opportunity to dis-cuss the current markets, need for sound farm programs and the pend-ing company mergers. He was very eager to learn what goes into farm-ing,” Gordon said. Cruz’s tour through the region’s agriculture included livestock, grapes, cotton and grains. And it’s one that will have a lasting impres-sion as Cruz represents farmers when he makes it back to D.C. Photos courtesy of Texas Corn Producers O CTOBER 21 , 2016 BOWIE PATTERSON OF BOWIE 800-766-2019 pattersonofbowie.com LIBERTY LIBERTY-DAYTON CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM 800-833-8841 LIBERTYDAYTONCHRYSLER.COM NEW BRAUNFELS BLUEBONNET CHRYSLER, DODGE 800-879-2621 bbdodge.com TAYLOR NYLE MAXWELL CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM 512-218-5300 NyleMaxwell.com EARLY PAY DISCOUNT on your LibertyLink ® soybean order (IF PAID FOR BY NOV. 30, 2016) 10% JOHN DEERE EARLY FINANCING DISCOUNT (UNTIL NOV. 30, 2016) 6% 800.942.6748 ▪ w w w.yieldleader.com 17

A ‘Cruz’ Through Texas Agriculture

Senator Ted Cruz worked his way through the Lone Star State this week, growing his Texas agricultural perspective.

Texas Farm Bureau Secretary-Treasurer (District 1) and Panhandle corn farmer Robert Gordon hosted the senator, welcoming him to his farm, fields and family.

“Senator Cruz came to learn about what we do and better understand the daily operations. My son Kent, wife Patty and I were able to talk about agriculture from ag policy to planting and harvest,” Gordon said.

He stopped by during corn harvest and took the opportunity to ride alongside Kent in the combine, getting a firsthand look at agricultural technology at work in real time.

“One thing we wanted to highlight were the advances in agricultural technology and how it helps us do more with less,” he said.

Finances, risk and ag mergers were also part of the conversation.

“We had the opportunity to discuss the current markets, need for sound farm programs and the pending company mergers. He was very eager to learn what goes into farming,” Gordon said.

Cruz’s tour through the region’s agriculture included livestock, grapes, cotton and grains. And it’s one that will have a lasting impression as Cruz represents farmers when he makes it back to D.C.

Read the full article at http://texasagriculture.texasfarmbureau.org/article/A+%E2%80%98Cruz%E2%80%99+Through+Texas+Agriculture/2614263/348938/article.html.

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